How to work with me →
In March 2005, a photocopy was handed to me in preparation for work with one of the top wigs. It enumerated the rules necessary to avoid conflict and ensure efficient communication between me and someone who doesn’t have time for bullshit. Really interesting. This guy takes “no bullshit” to the extreme. Personally, I try to be pretty straightforward and have a pretty low...
The inspiration is hard work, and the hard work is harder.– IAmA half of Tenacious D, Kyle Gass. AMA
Create Your Own Programming Language →
Want to create a programming language, but don’t feel like going through one of those expensive and boring 700+ pages book ? Well, you’re not alone …
The Campaign For Real Monopoly →
YES—Finally! I’ve been trying to tell people for years that the only reason Monopoly takes ages to play is because people are too nice to play it by the rules. “Oh, you can’t afford your rent? That’s okay don’t worry about it…” — gah! via Kottke
Cadel Evans Set to Win First Tour de France →
Go Cadel! :-D
Urbanisation in Minecraft →
Art imitates life. (or is it the other way around?)
The Brilliance of Dwarf Fortress →
Dwarf Fortress featured in the New York Times.
Are you listening, Steve Jobs? →
Unbelievably real looking—but fake Apple stores. Anything is possible in China.
Autographed Copy of the Bible– I’ve read it three times. Pretty boring. I <3 best-of-craigslist. ^_^
Python style generators in PHP
This is a quick first attempt at Python style generators in PHP. Wikipedia explains it best: A generator is a special routine that can be used to control the iteration behaviour of a loop. A generator is very similar to a function that returns an array, in that a generator has parameters, can be called, and generates a sequence of values. .. confused much? Great! Let’s carry on.. :-D ...
If you could compress a lifetime worth of farts... →
Convert RGB-->RGBA — Stack Overflow →
I was scratching my head wondering how to do this just the other day—and now I just stumbled on the answer randomly. Thanks internet! :-D
The Latest in HTML5 →
Holy crap.. so much cool stuff.
Wood Tape →
Just spotted this story on HN. Cute. :-)
Testing out Google+ →
Testing 1..2.. is this thing on? Just checking what all the fuss is about..
Google and suggesting friends →
“A timely paper out of Google at the recent ICML 2011 conference, “Suggesting (More) Friends Using the Implicit Social Graph”, not only describes the technology behind GMail’s fun “Don’t forget Bob!” and “Got the right Bob?” features, but also may be part of the friend suggestions in Google+ Circles.”
Bored People Quit →
Anil Dash on the triumph of the animated GIF →
I <3 the humble animated GIF! ^_^ via Waxy
Synchronous RTS Engines and a Tale of Desyncs →
Google+ is Growing Like Crazy →
“Google+ is Growing Like Crazy. Report Coming Monday. Probably More than 4.5 Million Users Already” — Paul Allen This is really clever. By using US census data he’s able to estimate the total number of Google+ users and its growth.
iTerm2 is a replacement for Terminal and the successor to iTerm. It works on Macs with Leopard or Snow Leopard. Its focus is on performance, internationalization, and supporting innovative features that make your life better.
Talking Funny →
“Ricky Gervais, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, and Louis C.K. deconstruct comedy” via Waxy”
Charlie Weatherburn →
By Matthew Magain “Charlie Weatherburn and the Flying Machine is for children aged between 2 and 6, although I’m hoping that adults will enjoy it too. It’s written in rhyming verse, and contains lots of bright, colourful illustrations.” Congrats on the book launch Matt! :-)
Sonic Youth — Disappearer Here it comes again —...
Ampersand Conference 2011 Focuses on... →
A detailed write up of Ampersand - The Web Typography Conference. Sounds like a pretty amazing conference.
Rands In Repose: DNA →
Flat. It’s an organizational meme in rapidly growing teams in the Valley and it contains a couple of noble ideas. Simply put: a flat organization is one with as little hierarchy as possible to encourage the individual voice. What’s not to love? Great article. I’ve been noticing a trend at work as the team keeps growing—the team keeps getting taller. I guess it’s kind of natural as the...
Ways to Acquire Users for Free →
“Getting users without paying” — By Spencer Fry.
Neil Gaiman: 10 Good Writing Practices →
7. Laugh at your own jokes.
Tracking who’s hot and who’s not presents an algorithmic challenge– The Britney Spears Problem » American Scientist
Examples of block quote metadata →
“Now *this* is how you make progress on getting changes made to a spec: by documenting real-world use cases.” via
Where Have All the Spambots Gone? →
Interesting. Apparently some real progress has been made in stopping junk emails (and the people behind them).
Twitter Shifting More Code to JVM, Citing... →
“While it almost certainly remains the largest Ruby on Rails based site in the world, Twitter has gradually been moving more and more of its stack to the JVM. The change is partially motivated by oft-cited advantages of the JVM, such as performance and scalability, but is also driven by a desire for better encapsulation of individual services, and other architectural concerns.
The ‘Milliseconds since epoch’ one was my favorite: +new Date() .. neat!